Krystal Foundation announces K-12 grant recipients for third 2018-2019 window
K-12 funding program awards over $52,000 to 18 schools across Southeast

ATLANTA — March 28, 2019 — The Krystal Foundation has selected 18 schools to receive $52,432 in enrichment funding. These schools were chosen from 111 applications received during the Foundation’s fourth grant window for the 2018-2019 academic year. Grant winners will use their awards for programming in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) as well as music, sports and culinary arts.


“We are excited to support students and schools in the communities we serve,” said Paul Macaluso, The Krystal Foundation president and Krystal’s president and CEO. “We realize the importance of education from a young age and appreciate hard-working instructors teaching students meaningful life skills and knowledge that will impact their lives.”


Grant award winners include Evansdale Elementary in Atlanta where students will take a field trip to the Tellus Science Museum to learn about electricity. In Tennessee, students at Chattanooga’s DuPont Elementary will integrate math and science in a cooking lab and Knoxville’s Hardin Valley Middle School Media Team is slated to use its funds to purchase a camera and computer for broadcast, newspaper and graphic editing. In Nashville at Whitsitt Elementary, students will have access to a new movement tracking system, CPR pack and outdoor equipment while Wyndham Lakes in Orlando, Florida plans to create STEAM stations available to all students with robotics, coding and circuit equipment.


The Krystal Foundation supports enrichment programs in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM) as well as music, sports and culinary arts. Sponsored by The Krystal Company, the Foundation has allocated over $286,000 in grants to 110 schools across Krystal’s 11-state footprint since its inception in 2016.


The next grant window opens September 1. Teachers, principals, school faculty, PTO/PTA groups and other K-12 school-affiliated organizations are all eligible to apply. Those wishing to learn more may do so by visiting


About The Krystal Company

Founded in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in 1932, The Krystal Company is the original quick-service restaurant chain in the South. Its hamburgers are still served fresh and hot off the grill on the iconic square bun at over 350 restaurants in 11 states. Krystal’s Atlanta-based Restaurant Support Center serves a team of 6,000 employees. For more information, visit


About The Krystal Foundation

Founded in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016, The Krystal Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity. Its mission is to strengthen, enhance and enrich Krystal’s neighborhood schools and families. The Foundation provides need-based grants to communities in its 11 states, which have extracurricular program elimination or cutback. The Foundation will support programs that are focused in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics), culinary arts, music and sports. For more information, visit


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